Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russian Parliament Passes Anti-Smoking Bill
13.02.2013 08:49
Russian Parliament Passes Anti-Smoking Bill

On Tuesday, Russia's lower house of parliament approved in the third and final reading a bill banning smoking in public places. The ban, which comes into effect on June 1, was passed by a 441 to one vote.

      The bill provides for a gradual ban on smoking in public, including government buildings, healthcare and educational facilities, cultural sites, stadiums and public transport. The amendment banning the so-called smoking lounges at workplaces, was not included into the bill's final version.

      It also imposes a complete ban on tobacco advertising and prohibits tobacco companies from organizing promo actions with tobacco prizes and sponsoring public events and competitions. Tobacco production can't be sold in small shops and stalls, and in supermarkets it must be placed out of sight.

      Some of the bill's provisions, including a total ban on smoking in trains and hotels, will come into effect one year later.

      Russia signed the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control with the World Health Organization in 2008. This obliges Russia to enact tougher restrictions on tobacco by 2015.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: anti-smoking law smoking in Russia Russian society Russian law  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Roskomnadzor Removes the Requirement to Restrict Access to Telegram
Medtech-startup BestDoctor Launches a Virtual Clinic for Free Consultations
An Unauthorized Action Took Place in Vladivostok in Support of the Ex-governor of the Khabarovsk Territory Sergei Furgal
The Russian Vaccine will be Administered to Tens of Thousands of People in the Third Stage of Research
Single Pickets and Detentions Started in Moscow

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
incident  Russian Cinema  Festivals in Moscow  informatics  Solotcha  IT  Selitrennoye  travel to Russia  Russian business  lunar missions  Robots  Russian tourism  Ermolino Airport  Tula  Yaroslavl   photodynamic therapy  Inza  animation  Russian fashion designer  Russian international relations  Russian holidays  Vladimir Bortko  Gelendzhik  Russian academy of sciences  World Cleanup 2012  Moscow  Russian figure skating team  Kostroma Airport  Transaero  Russia  Krasnoyarsk  Russian regions  Russian physics  Social Tourism  Kronstadt Tour  Rouble Sign  St. Petersburg  Russian companies  contemporary art  Folk Theatre  Journey to Christmas  Infrared Absorption  Sheremetyevo  Awards  Exhibitions in Moscow  Beringia  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian trade  Fashion  Russian fashion 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites